Publications

Our publications provide reliable information in plain language on a range of topics, such as understanding your cancer diagnosis, types of cancer treatments, ways to reduce your cancer risk and living with cancer.

All publications are available in English and French and some are also available in Chinese. Publications are available online or you can order copies through our Cancer Information Helpline at 1-888-939-3333 (toll-free) or info@cancer.ca.

Our publications

A brochure called Listen First: And 9 other ways to support someone with cancer
Listen First: And 9 other ways to support someone with cancer - 中文
This brochure offers a checklist of ideas and ways to support someone with cancer. (Revised May 2019)
A couple holding each other
Pain Relief: A guide for people with cancer - 中文

This booklet was written to help people with cancer understand cancer pain. (Revised: May 2019)
Radiation Therapy: A guide for people with cancer - 中文
This booklet was written for people who’ve been diagnosed with cancer and are about to start radiation therapy.
(Revised: May 2019)

Three women standing next to each other and exercising with dumbbells
Exercises after breast surgery - 中文
This booklet provides a series of exercises to do after breast cancer surgery. (Revised July 2017).
Older woman sitting up in bed taking medication
Chemotherapy and Other Drug Therapies - 中文
This booklet was written to help you understand the different kinds of drug therapies used to treat cancer. Drug therapies – or treatments – include chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapy.
Sex Intimacy and Cancer - 中文
This booklet can help people with cancer understand and deal with the ways that cancer and its treatment may affect their sexuality. Sexual partners may also find it helpful. (Revised: May 2019)
Questions to ask when you have cancer - 中文
This booklet will help you in treatment keep track of important information such as test results, treatment cycles and side effects to report. It also suggests some questions to ask the healthcare team. (Revised: July 2019)
An older woman and a younger woman looking at the camera
Breast Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis - 中文
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first steps in learning about breast cancer.
An older man sitting in a chair reading the newspaper
Prostate Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis - 中文
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about prostate cancer. (Revised: July 2019)
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Coping When You Have Cancer - 中文
The booklet is for people who are newly diagnosed or in active treatment for cancer.
Fruit and vegetables
Eating Well When You Have Cancer - 中文
This booklet will help you eat well during cancer treatment and recovery. It's written for people with cancer and for caregivers helping with menus, food shopping and preparing meals.
A woman with cancer talking to a man and a woman who are wearing lab coats
Clinical Trials - 中文
The brochure is for people making decisions about cancer treatment. You may be thinking about a clinical trial but need to know more before you decide. (Revised: May 2019)